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Offline ciggiesnbeer

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Other clubs amusing moments
« on: April 22, 2017, 06:44:29 AM »
Couldnt find a thread this one fits into. Maybe this will be a useful one for other stuff.

Anyway, Sunderlands official twitter account wishes Shay Given happy birthday. Shay (bless him) spent 17 games there on loan in the 90's and went directly on to a 354 game career at Newcastle.

SAFC fans who are forthright in their opinions at the best of times then have their say.

The comments:
https://twitter.com/SunderlandAFC/status/854945302364786689

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Other clubs amusing moments
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 05:20:57 AM »
Suppose it would be no worse  than us wishing  the likes of Hopkins /Blake a happy birthday.  Just goes to show clubs need to vet prospective employees (check their social media history) before employing them.  Apparently Man Ure are quite strict in this regard, obviously not the Villa or indeed  Sunderland by the looks of things.

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Re: Other clubs amusing moments
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2017, 06:00:49 AM »
Blose mistakenly printing our honours list in their official diary takes some beating.

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 09:39:02 PM »
Blose mistakenly printing our honours list in their official diary takes some beating.

That was a good un  ;D

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Re: Other clubs amusing moments
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 09:05:39 PM »
United thinking they had won the league at Sunderland only for city to score two late on, Kidderminster at blues, Woking at stripies and still best for me Fulham at Maine road against them

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Re: Other clubs amusing moments
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 09:14:24 AM »
Small Heath being relegated by a goal by their own player when they loaned Mick Ferguson to Coventry.

Top flight Small Heath losing an FA cup tie at home to a non league side with an own goal from a nose who once played for Villa.

Small Heath staggeringly finally managing to win a proper trophy and then weeks later going back to what they do best and getting relegated again.

Alan Ball instructing his Man City team to keep it in the corner at home to Liverpool to get the draw they needed to stay up. They succeeded in holding on for the point. Shame they actually needed a win.



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Re: Other clubs amusing moments
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 06:07:40 PM »
Gloucester Shitty celebrating promotion after taking a lead at home to a team who were already relegated. Then conceding 3 in the last 5 minutes to lose and send Cheltenham up instead.

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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2017, 08:28:39 PM »
The old classic of Small Heath's 'buy a player fund' to raise about 250 grand to buy Glenn Roeder from QPR in the mid eighties.  The highest donation was from a nose who thought it was to buy Glenn Hoddle! They raised a total of ten grand, bought Brian 'Harry' Roberts from Coventry and Roeder ended up at Newcastle. Newcastle and Roeder stayed up whilst Small Heath and 'Harry' went down.

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Re: Other clubs amusing moments
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017, 09:12:07 PM »
Juventus going down to Serie B was glorious. Their fans are still annoyed that they're not allowed to count league titles where they've been shown to bribe officials, amongst their trophies.

I quite enjoyed the Luxembourg bunch beating that new Glaswegian team in Europe too.


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Re: Other clubs amusing moments
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 09:12:55 PM »
Clyde beating Celtic in the FA Cup on Roy Keane's debut. Fantastic.

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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2017, 10:04:28 PM »
Revenge-seeking Newcastle fans coming with their banners to rub our noses in it when we were relegated, only for us to grind out an unlikely nil-nil and drag them down with us. You'd have to have a heart of stone not to find that hilarious.

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Re: Other clubs amusing moments
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2017, 03:05:21 AM »
God I love these :)


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Re: Other clubs amusing moments
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2017, 07:18:42 AM »
The 'what are the chances' 2-2 between Sweden and Denmark in Euro 2004 to send Italy out. Seeing Cassano (I think) score for Italy and run the bench full of celebration, only to get a look back from the bench of 'you'll never guess what's happened in the other game'.

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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2017, 01:31:41 PM »
United thinking they had won the league at Sunderland only for city to score two late on, Kidderminster at blues, Woking at stripies and still best for me Fulham at Maine road against them

My old man is very much an armchair nose and always has been. Luckily when he does turn out to glory hunt he scares the glory away. He was at the Fulham game and also the quarter final against SGT's Watford at the theater of farce in 1984. He had provisionally booked a mini bus for the the day of the semi final's. Although I do like to think in an alternative reality the mini bus would have been parked at Villa Park where they would have lost to Plymouth.

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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2017, 06:04:19 PM »
Another Cheltenham one. It was a 3 way fight for promotion to the league between us, Yeovil and Rushden. You might remember that Rushden were throwing cash around like PSG back in the 90's.

Anyway, we had them away just before the end of the season. It started off farcically when they decided to not make the match all ticket and even started selling seats in the away end to home fans.

Clearly they hadn't bothered to look at the crowds we had been dragging round for a couple of seasons. Only one turnstile was open and by half one the queue for the away end stretched round the entire ground.

Well obviously people weren't going to wait for hours so they just started paying in to the home areas. By 2.10 the ground was full. We still had around a thousand fans stood in the car park and they were getting a whipping from their own fans who were having to be turned away despite turning up significantly early.

Inside the ground, their PA bloke is telling everyone of their open top bus plans on gaining promotion and there was a speech on the pitch by the owner about what he was going to spend to make them a force when they got into the league.

The game kicks off and was quite back and forth but they were the better team. 55 minutes in and we go behind. The dick head home fan who had purchased a ticket in our end and was sat across the aisle from me gets all manner of cock and continues to belittle us for the rest of the game.

90 minutes is up and we are still one down. The promotion party is in full swing and dick head is in his element singing at us.

But we go for broke and throw on every player of an attacking nature we can muster. We get a corner in front of the away end (although we must have filled half the ground). Big slow donkey Bluenose Mark Freeman leaps like a salmon and that is one each.

Pandemonium ensues and I get to fire a two finger salute at dick head whilst singing in his face. But it didn't end there.

They are clearly deflated at kick off and play a loose pass just wanting the game to end. We break on them and Neil Grayson immediately scores again. This time there is a pitch invasion whilst their players are collapsed on the floor like losing cup finalists.

I got back towards my seat just in time to meet dick head halfway down the stairs and beating a hasty retreat for his car. I may have gloat ed in his face a bit.

Game ends but we refuse to leave the ground and the PA bloke is still doing the open top bus announcements whilst being roundly savaged by our crowd.

And we had a lock in at the local when we got back. What a day!